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Comic books August 1950

  • Vol. 43 #1
    10 Story Western Magazine (1936-1954 Popular) Vol. 43 #1

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  • Vol. 40 #2
    15 Mystery Stories (1950 Popular) Vol. 40 #2

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  • Vol. 26 #1
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Vol. 26 #1

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  • Vol. 2 #2
    5 Western Novels Magazine (1949-1954 Standard Magazines) Vol. 2 #2

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  • Issue #10
    Abbott and Costello (1948 St. John) 10

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    Son of Sinbad story by Kubert Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #147
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 147
    Published Aug 1950 by DC.

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    Cover art by Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye. Superman becomes Miss Lovelorn starring Superman, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Heroes Out Of the Past starring Tommy Tomorrow, script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Doorway to Danger! starring Congo Bill, art by Ed Smalle. The Horse That Could Talk starring Vigilante, script by France Herron, art by Dan Barry. Job Counselor public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 123 #4
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Vol. 123 #4

    August 1950. Cover by Norman Saunders. "Bait for the Man-Trap" by Joseph Chadwick. Other stories by Leslie C. Burbridge, Jim Kjelgaard, Harry Botsford, Charles H. Knickerbocker, Perry Adams, Russell W. Lake, R. W. Daly, Halley G. Gates, Richard Sale, and Philip H. Godsell. 7" x 9-1/4" 130 black and white newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #155
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 155
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1239358002

    Superboy, Hollywood Actor, art by John Sikela; a movie star doubles for Superboy. Robinson Crusoe, 20th Century starring Johnny Quick, art by Ralph Mayo. The Imitation Knight starring the Shining Knight, script by Joe Samachson, art by Frank Frazetta. Proving Ground of Peril starring Green Arrow, art by George Papp. 52 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 12

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    "The Vampire Vision," "Sold to Satan," "When Witches Walked," "Diary Doom," and "Spirit of Frankenstein." Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ogden Whitney. Stories by Ken Bald, Edvard Moritz, Lin Streeter, John Celardo, and Charlie Sultan. Spine-chilling tales of suspense, horror, and the supernatural—prepare yourself for Adventures into the Unknown! 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Adventures into the Unknown (1950 Arnold Book Co.) UK Edition 8

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    Art by John Rosenberger. Cover by Ogden Whitney. Reprints Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) #95. 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4
    Adventures of Bob Hope (1950) 4

    Photo cover. Written by Cal Howard, Henry Boltinoff and Harry Lampert. Art by Owen Fitzgerald, Henry Boltinoff and Harry Lampert. Bob Hope, America's favorite funnyman, stars in an untitled 3-part story by Cal Howard and Owen Fitzgerald. Plus: Two Honey in Hollywood strips by Henry Boltinoff; A Bit of Disc and Data article; It Happens in Hollywood article; Radio-Beams half-pager by Harry Lampert; Danny Downbeat 1-pager by Boltinoff; Behind the Mike 2-pager by Boltinoff; Broadway Ha-Lights 1-pager by Lampert; and Video Laffs 1-pager by Lampert. Also: Superboy in 1-page public service announcement "Job Counselor" by Jack Schiff and Win Mortimer. 48 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Airboy Comics Vol. 07 (1950 Hillman) 7

    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by Floyd Torbert, Jerry Fasano and Ernest Schroeder. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #78. No issue # on cover; Vol. 7, issue #7 in indicia. Airboy, Tex and Candy are captured by a secret society of ugly people living on the dead ships of the Sargasso Sea. On his quest for the Life Essence in Egypt, The Heap encounters Bocke, the man responsible for the crash that created The Heap in the first place. The life of Miguel Cervantes, author of the classic novel Don Quixote. Airboy; The Heap; In a Spanish Graveyard; Better Schools Make Better Communities; The Flying Norwegian; A Brush Was In His Holster; The Black-Browed Pirate; And It's a Fact. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 6 #1
    All Sports Magazine (1939-1951 Columbia Publications) Vol. 6 #1

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  • Issue #54
    All Star Comics (1940-1978) 54
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    • 1 1/2" Spine split from bottom of comic. Cover detached. Mold.

    The Justice Society of America star in "Circus of a Thousand Thrills." Script by John Broome, pencils by Frank Giacoia (chapter 1) and Arthur Peddy (chapters 2-4), inks by Giacoia (chapter 1) and Bernard Sachs (chapters 2-4). Back-up Johnny Peril's Surprise Story, "The Dark Horseman!" Two-page article, "The Right of Way." Superboy stars in a one-page public service announcement, "Job Counselor." Peddy/Sachs cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 24 #8
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Vol. 24 #8

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    Aug 1950. Cover by Robert Gibson Jones. Science fiction stories by Robert Moore Williams, Fredric Brown "From These Ashes", P.F. Costello "The Illusion Seekers", Franklin Gregory, Russell Branch, Roger Flint Young, and John Bridger. Illustrations by Julian S. Krupa, Leo Ramon Summers, Henry E. Sharp, W.H. Hinton, and Edmond Swiatek. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 196 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #45
    Archie (1943) 45

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    Cover by Bob Montana. Stories by unknown. Art by Sam Schwartz, Bill Vigoda?, George Frese? and unknown. Featuring Archie in: "Scrambled Canastas"; "Southern Fried Archie"; "The Glad Plaid"; "Date Bait"; and "The Red White and Blue Blood"! Plus: Jughead in "The Quiz Kid" (plug for WILBUR COMICS)! Also: 2-page "Hollywood Tattle Tales"! Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 331 #2
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 331 #2

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  • Issue #5008
    Arizona Highways 5008
    Published Aug 1950

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    August 1950. Publication of the Arizona Highway Department featuring stories and art with Western themes. In this issue: Navajo rug weavers; Indian department movies; Navajos; and more. 9-in. x 12-in.; part color, part black and white; 40 pages on white paper. Cover price $0.35.

  • Vol. 45 #6
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Vol. 45 #6

    August 1950. Cover by Ron Miller. Stories: "Last Enemy" by H. Beam Piper, "A Pinch of Culture" by Bernard I. Kahn, "Git Along!" by L. Sprague de Camp, "Prison Bright, Prison Deep" by Frank Belknap Long, and "The Devil's Invention" by Alfred Bester. Articles: "How to Build a Thinking Machine" by J. J. Coupling, and "Linguistics and Time" by Arthur J. Cox. Softcover, 5.5-in. x 7.75-in, 162 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #8
    Babe Ruth Sports Comics (1949) 8
  • Issue #55
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    Vintage British humor magazine aimed primarily at men. 4 1/2-in. x 7-in., 36 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #5
    Bill Boyd Western (1950) 5

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    Photo cover of Bill Boyd [William Boyd]. Half page Popsicle comic strip about Patrick saving another boy from drowning by Sam Glankoff. The Missing Exit starring Bill Boyd; The gold robbers haul the bags of stolen gold up a hidden shaft above the mine. Dress Up Just Like Hopalong Cassidy ad for frontier suits and western hats by air mail. The Ominous Door; The old dying rancher puts all his money in a suitcase, leaves it inside a deserted house and attaches a sign to the door, saying that behind the door lies a surprise of fame, fortune or death. The Death Brand starring Bill Boyd; An accidental brand on a horse turns out to be a clue to the killer of the hotel clerk. The Midnight Marauders starring Bill Boyd; Outlaws are stealing the gold from the gold camp. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Billy West (1949) 7

    Alex Schomburg cover. Contains western stories. In order of appearance: "Billy West, 'The Gold of Thunder Mountain!'"; "Cowboy Quirks"; "Rhoda Trail, 'Gamblers' Gunbait!'"; "Boys and Girls! Join the Billy West Cowboy Club!" club sign-up page with coupon; "Snubbie and Julie, 'Signal for Little Arrow!'"; "Roundup with Billy West" with secret message to decode; "Billy West, 'The Trail of a Grizzly Bear!'"; and "The Letter Box, Your Letters to Billy West". Comic advertisement for Dubble Bubble bubble gum from Fleer. Illustrated text stories: "Message to the Sheriff: A Lawman's Son Proves He's a Right Smart Lad!" by Donald Bayne Hobart; and "Gun-Shy Johnny: A Young Tenderfoot Competes in a Shooting Contest!" by Donald Bayne Hobart. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Black Cat Comics (1946 Harvey) 24

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    Edited by Leon Harvey. Cover by Lee Elias. Stories by Bob Haney, Lee Elias, and Russell Stamm. The Black Cat in "The Dangerous Masterpiece!" Back-up stories "A Day with Linda Turner" and the Invisible Scarlet O'Neil. One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie the Rain maker" by Bill Schreiber. Mystery, adventure, and humor tales starring such characters as Linda Turner, Invisible Scarlet O'Neill, and the Black Cat, an action hero and skilled martial artist who uses a lasso and rope. Alan Ladd bio. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 20

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, Tony DiPreta, Claude Moore, and Basil Wolverton. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Black Diamond faces Billy the Kid. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 32

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    A fantastic 'flying fish' who wanted to be a god...a lovely princess doomed as a sacrifice to his mad desires...and the valiant Blackhawks, battling always on the side of the wronged! Featuring: 8 page Blackhawk story "The Flying Fish" drawn by Reed Crandall; 10 page Blackhawk story "The Oracle Speaks" drawn by Reed Crandall; 5 page Chop Chop story "Murder In Muchogusto" drawn by Jack Cole; 1 page text story "Cruise To Oblivion"; 7 page Blackhawk story "The Crypt of Terror" drawn by Bill Quackenbush (?). Cover by Reed Crandall. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Blazing West (1948) 12

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    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Art by Edvard Moritz, Charles Sultan, A. C. Hollingsworth and Leonard Starr. Tales of the Old West from legendary early independent comics publisher ACG. Blazing West was an anthology title that featured the adventures of Texas Tim, a Texas Ranger; Buffalo Belle, a redheaded sheriffs deputy with quick wits and a fast gun; Injun Jones, a white man who worked with the Apache tribe; Bantam Buckaroo, a young boy who could outshoot any man; and the Tenderfoot, a Clark Kent-looking tough guy who lulled foes with his mild-mannered appearance. Buffalo Belle takes on the Masked Devils rustling gang, aiming to find out their leaders true identity; Bantam Buckaroo pursues the lowest kind of rustlers (sheep) with help from an old friend and a miracle ointment; Branding Calves shows how real-life cowboys traditionally mark cattle as the property of a ranch. Buffalo Belle; Injun Jones; The Jump; Texas Tim, Ranger; Bantam Buckaroo; The Eyes Have It; Branding Calves; A Cowboys Day. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 21

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  • Issue #60
    Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) 60

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    Art by Jack Kamen and others. Fox Feature Syndicate presents the first series featuring the original version of the Blue Beetle, which by this time was becoming one of the era's many crime comics. The Beetle gets involved when hoods invade a charity circus to steal a priceless artifact from a struggling magician; Reporter Joan Mason, the Beetle's girlfriend, investigates a murder during a stage play; The Beetle stumbles on a forgery plot at a Van Gogh exhibit. Crime Circus; Joan Mason: Onstage Murder; Justice Wasn't Blind; The Bloody Artist. Final issue of the series; the character returned in the 1960s Charlton series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 91 #4
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Vol. 91 #4

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  • Issue #2
    Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders (1950 ME/AC) 2

    Art by Bob Powell. Edited by Raymond C. Krank. Cover by Bob Powell. Teen cowboy adventures set in the 1950s, based on the popular radio program that ran from 1949 to 1955. Bobby and his friends Tex, Windy, and Irish face modern-day rustlers and other challenges of life on the ranch. A juvenile delinquent sent to the B-Bar-B ranch sees the error of his ways; Windy is kidnapped after being mistaken for a star while visiting a movie set; The Lemonade Kid navigates quicksand with phosphorus as he tracks a band of horse rustlers. Boy Killer; Windy Wales Singing Star of the Movies; The Great Balloon Trick; Mt. Ambush; The Quicksand Trail. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #56
    Boy Comics (1942) 56
    • Water damage.

    Crimebuster (2 stories, with art by Norman Maurer and William Overgard). Charles Biro cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Broncho Bill (1948) 15
    Published Aug 1950 by United.

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    "Law and Order," "The Match of the Year," "Ten Mile Run," "Six-Gun Stampede," "Target Practice," and "Avalanche of Doom." Alex Schomburg cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Broncho Bill (1948) 16
    Published Aug 1950 by United.

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  • Issue #32
    Buzzy (1944) 32
    Tags: Archie
    Published Aug 1950 by DC.

    Cover art by Graham Place. Breakfast on the Road, art by Graham Place; Buzzy tries to take Pop to work and get breakfast on the way. Untitled Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Lad and Dad humor half-page by Harry Lampert. Check Up Time—Datewise, art by Graham Place. Untitled story, art by Graham Place; Buzzy and Susie build a time capsule so their grandchildren can listen to be-bop. On TV, script and art by Sheldon Mayer; Scribbly is on a quiz show and the whole family wants to watch it on Clover's dad's tv, but Clover's dad wants to watch a ball game. Balance Your Fun Diet public service announcement starring Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bob Oksner. 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
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    Cover by Harry Sahle. Stories by unknown. Art by Harry Sahle and unknown. Candy's proper Aunt Matilda sends her to finishing school. Her roommate is her arch-nemesis Cornelia in an untitled story. Plus: While Candy works at a china shop, Cornelia schemes to steal her boyfriend Ted in an untitled story. Also: Candy and her friends go on what they believe to be a movie star's diet in an untitled story. And: Jitters takes a square-dancing queen from Kentucky to a formal jitterbugging dance in an untitled story. Plus: 1-page text story "Those Big Blue Eyes" starring Dooley Jackson, Mr. Mumford, Crush Johnson and Celia Wilks. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #111
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 111

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  • Issue #88
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 88
    • Moderate chew damage to lower spine. Centerfold detached at one staple.
  • Issue #3
    Casper the Friendly Ghost (1949 1st Series St. John) 3
    • Heavy chew in margins (see back cover image).
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    • Staple rust/migration.
  • Issue #1
    Classics Illustrated 074 Mr. Midshipman Easy (1950) 1
    • Cover coming loose at staples.
    • 1 1/2" Spine split from base of comic.
    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • Interior is complete. Extensive accumulation of defects.

    Mr. Midshipman Easy, 1st (and only) Printing, Line Drawing Cover. (HRN 75, 8/50). Jack Easy is his name - midshipman and sailor of fortune. He takes everything that the toughest British seaman can dish out - and he always comes up for more. This is in the Royal Navy as it wars against the Spanish pirates of the 19th century. So ride the waves and reef the sails, and the guns with Mr. Midshipman Easy. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 17 #9
    Complete Western Book Magazine (1933-1957 Newsstand) Western Supernovel Vol. 17 #9

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  • Issue #29
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 29
  • Issue #24
    Crime Cases Comics (1950) 24
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    # 24 on cover. Actual # 1 in series. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 2 (1950) 3

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    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Mort Lawrence, Leo Morey, George Roussos, E. J. Smalle and Gene Colan. Tales of crime and mobsters, both true and fictional, a prime example of the genre that thrived in the years before the Comics Code. Brooklyn gangster Subways Galgane decides to get into the cigar business, in a story with early art by comics legend Gene Colan. Twin sisters Rose and Elizabeth Benson progress from shoplifting to murder, in a story with some stylish Victorian bad-girl art by Mort Lawrence. A murder mystery in 1895 Paris features Monsieur Lecoq, the pioneering detective character who was a forerunner of Sherlock Holmes. Bad Boy of Brooklyn; The Deadly Benson Sisters; Paris after Dark; The Smith Pier Gang; The Case of the Sensitive Feet; The Perfect Crime. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 2 (1950) 9

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    Tales of crime and mobsters, both true and fictional, a prime example of the genre that thrived in the years before the Comics Code. A gangster takes the city dump by force while looking for an old enemy who may still be alive. A Central Park carriage driver is also an expert at getting rid of bodies for gangsters. A mobster, obsessed with becoming a Hollywood star, tries to intimidate his way into showbiz. Peacock on the Dump; Once Around the Park; The Rustle of Silk; The Sunshine Kids; The Ship with Two Faces; Seven-Key Judson; Ernest the Actor. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #90
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 90
  • Issue #2
    Crime Incorporated (1950) 2

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    In order of appearance: "The Law and Angie Ginnan"; "Sucker Bait"; "Parlay of Death!"; "Smart Guy" art by Walter Palais, reprinted as "Double Cross to Death.." in Spook (1954) #22; "Segregation"; and "The Kidnap Syndicate!". "Murder Proceeds: $1.13" text story reprinted from Crimes by Women (1948) #6 and in Crimes by Women (1948) #15. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Crime Must Pay The Penalty (1948) 15

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  • Issue #1
    Danger Trail (1950 National) 1

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    "Hunters of the Whispering Gallery." The first story of the first issue of this short-lived romantic adventure series finds former paratrooper King Faraday rescuing the gorgeous Julie Stevens from Martin Voorman, a former Hitler operative. Also includes: "Appointment in Paris"; "3 Steps to Mr. Sandino"; "Jam in Jamaica; and "Mystery of the Highland Queen." Pencils and inks by Carmine Infantino and Alex Toth. Cover by Infantino. 52 pages Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #65
    Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 65

    2 Daredevil stories (one with art by Norman Maurer, another by Al Borth); Sniffer back-up. Cover price $0.10.